The Month of IYAR

On the evening of April 12th, we crossed over into a new month. The month of Iyar, the second month on the Jewish calendar.

In the story written for us in the stars, it is the ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ, the month of ๐“๐š๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ. Itโ€™s the ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ก sign, and thereby itโ€™s often associated with the tribe of ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ, the ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ก son. Issachar was known as the ones who ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง๐ฌ of the times and ๐ค๐ง๐ž๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž for Israel to take. (1 Chronicles 12:32) In other words, they operated ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ and in great ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐๐จ๐ฆ. โฃโฃ

Throughout the Bible, this month is also referred to as ๐™๐ข๐ฏ (its pre-exilic name) and also as simply, โ€œ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐กโ€. Iyar is its Babylonian name. โฃโฃ

One of the things I do to ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž on the ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  we are a part of – I go through the scriptures looking for any entry where it is recorded that something took place during this month or timeframe. โฃโฃHereโ€™s just a few, (Iโ€™ll leave the rest of the search up to you, because it is the glory of kings to ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐š ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ; Prov 25:2):โฃโฃ

This is a month to remember that God is our ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ. This is the month where the children of Israel came to the ๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ก, and discovered the nature of God as โ€œ๐˜๐š๐ก๐ฐ๐ž๐ก-๐‘๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐ž๐ค๐šโ€, The ๐‹๐Ž๐‘๐ƒ ๐—ช๐ก๐จ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ. (Exodus 15:26)โฃโฃ

This is a month to remember that God is the God of ๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ. This was the month when God instituted the provision for a ๐’๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ, for anyone who was not able to observe the first one in the month prior, at ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž. (Numbers 9)โฃ

This is a great month to ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ and ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ in the plans God has given us. 1 Kings 6:1 records, โ€œAnd it came to pass in the ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ก ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ of Solomonโ€™s reign over Israel, in the month of ๐™๐ข๐ฏ, which is the ๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก, that ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ฎ๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ซ๐.โ€ โฃโฃ

The last one I will share is this: โฃโฃ

This is a time of ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง. Weโ€™re in the ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง between ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ / ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ and ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ. Jesus walked the earth for the forty days following His resurrection. Explore the NT. Look at what โ€œbusinessโ€ He took care of during that time. Look at what instructions He gave the disciples. Become reacquainted with the ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง, afresh. โฃ

I pray blessings over you. Thanks for reading.

Linda G. Riddle